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|(b)(ii) Table 4Number of parishes without a bovine TB incident (unconfirmed or confirmed) by county( 1) 2004-07 inclusive|
|Animal health region||County||Number of parishes with no bovine TB (unconfirmed or confirmed)||Percentage of parishes with no bovine TB (unconfirmed or confirmed)|
|(1) Counties as recorded on the Animal Health Vetnet system.|
Data for Tables 1-4 have been drawn from the Animal Health Vetnet system, the TB in Cattle System and the Veterinary Laboratories Agencys TB Culture System.
April 2006 to March 2007: £2,135,127
April 2007 to March 2008: £2,450,197
April 2008 to January 2009: £2,232,893
Mark Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent North (Joan Walley) of 9 October 2008, Official Report, column 732W, on fisheries: international co-operation, whether he plans to make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Joint Committee. 
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2009, Official Report, columns 5-6W, on floods: Canvey Island, if he will place in the Library a copy of the recent letter from Councillor Ray Howard to the Environment Agency on development in flood risk areas such as Canvey Island; on what dates the Environment Agency (a) received and (b) replied to communications from Councillor Howard on the issue in the last three years; what the content of such communications was; and if he will make a statement. 
I have placed a copy of Councillor Ray Howard's recent letter in the Library. The Environment Agency's Eastern Area of Anglian Region has no record of having received or replied to other correspondence
from Councillor Ray Howard in the last three years on the subject of development in flood risk areas such as Canvey Island.
Mr. Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 32W, on incinerators: waste disposal, if he will publish the results of the public consultation on H14 ecotoxicity testing held in October 2007. 
Mr. Ellwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding his Department makes available to assist tourism in rural areas; and on what criteria such funds are allocated. 
Huw Irranca-Davies: The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) does not hold lead responsibility for supporting or promoting rural tourism. This sits with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, DCMS.
However, the Rural Development Programme for England 2007-13, a joint EU-DEFRA funded programme, provides support to improve quality of life in rural areas and diversify the rural economy. This includes support to encourage rural tourism. Over the seven year life of the programme around €38 million (around £35 million), has been allocated to this measure.
This funding has been devolved to regional development agencies to decide how it is spent in their regions to create a sustainable countryside and communities where people want to live, work and visit, now and in the future. The funding will help business to make use of the natural and cultural resources in Englands rural areas to attract visitors and create new employment opportunities through the development of the tourism sector. Around £5.8 million has already been committed by the regional development agencies to projects and programmes of investment that support rural tourism.
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